Wednesday, November 7, 2007

US Recalls Aquadots Toys

United States Consumer Products Safety Commission is recalling 4 million Aquadots toys, which were found to contain toxic chemicals.

The chemicals, when ingested, can cause children to become comatose or have seizures. Two US children already fell ill after accidentally swallowing the beads from the toys.

Consumers may contact Spin Master at (800) 622-8339 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Australia Bans 'Bindeez'

Australia announced the nationwide ban of China-made toy beads, called Bindeez. The beads wre found to contain toxic chemicals that metabolizes into a substance similar to a date-rape drug called GBH. Three Australian children already fell it after accidentally swallowing the beads. The bead contain the chemical 1,4-butanediol which causes seizures.